Richard M. Daly
Chicago’s “Illustrious” Mayor
Our Illinois Rogue Gallery of Gangsters is presenting those who masquerade as honest politicians. Today’s Illinois politician, Richard Michael Daley, deserves a serious look because of the family’s historical significance in Chicago.
Richard M. Daley, born in 1942, is the oldest of 7 children born to Former Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and his wife Eleanor. He was brought up in the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Bridgeport that is on the southwest side of Chicago. He received his law degree from DePaul University.
Richard and his wife Margaret had four children, Nora, Patrick, Elizabeth and Kevin who is deceased. He started his career with the help of his father’s machine’s backing. He was in the Illinois Senate for 8 years. After that he won the election to become Cook County’s State’s Attorney where he remained for 9 years from 1980 – 1989. Daley ran for mayor and won in 1989. The previously elected mayor, Harold Washington, died in 1987 of a heart attack. (He was allegedly one of Obama’s mentors).
Richard’s brother, William M. Daley, served under Former Pres. Bill Clinton as US Secretary of Commerce. Then he worked in a paid “advisory” capacity on Obama’s presidential campaign. Their other brother, John P. Daley, is the finance chairman on the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
The family is best known as the “Daley Machine.” The negative social, financial and economic impact and influence of the Daley Machine on Chicago politics is well documented, yet both father and son kept getting elected. Is it name recognition, ACORN and union intimidation and thuggery, broken kneecaps, twisted arms, or rigged voting machines that has kept this family in power for almost 50 years?
One scandal in 2005 was Daley explaining $48 million in overruns for the renovation of a terminal at O’Hare International Airport. Representative Jesse L. Jackson Jr., (D) stated “You can fool some of the people for 16 years – the question is whether the people want to be fooled for 20 years.”
In 2006, A federal investigation of “pervasive fraud” in hiring and contracts at Daley’s City Hall led to 30 indictments, including two senior administrators closely tied to the mayor, and a dozen cabinet-level resignations. The Mayor was also interrogated. About the same time, it was revealed through court records that one of Daley’s allies, the head of the Hispanic Democratic Organization, “helped arrange promotions for politically active city employees and orchestrated campaign work by administration officials.”
In a New York Times article on January 6, 2006, they stated:
Gone is the 38,000-strong patronage army of city workers Richard J. controlled, but it has been replaced by what John Callaway, a political analyst and former host of a Chicago public affairs television program, described as “special forces units,” like the Hispanic Democratic Organization, now under federal scrutiny.
“The main trouble he’s in is with the federal government,” Mr. Callaway said of the mayor. “What are the highest people who have been indicted so far, or subpoenaed, what are they going to say about what Daley knew about what he says he didn’t know?”
On January 22, 2007, Senator Barack Obama endorsed Richard M. Daley for another term. From a CBS report, Obama said,
“As long as he has passion for the job, then I think he’s gonna be one of the best mayors, if not the best mayor in the country.” He also addressed the corruption investigation involving Daley’s administration, saying “I continue to be concerned.” But he said Daley had taken crucial steps to root out corruption, including improving procurement rules. “As a consequence, you’re gonna see the kind of leaner, cleaner government that Chicagoans expect and, I know, the mayor expects,” Obama said, speaking with the 64-year-old Daley at his side.
While Barack Obama said he’s inclined to keep U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald in that job, Obama added Fitzgerald’s federal investigations of corruption at City Hall have not shaken his confidence in Daley.
Daley won his sixth term by receiving 70% of the vote for reelection in 2007. Richard J. and Richard M. Daley built a multi-ethnic, multi-racial coalition that has kept them and the Democrats in control and power throughout Illinois.
If anyone achieves any power in Chicago, they have been supported by Mayors Richard Joseph Daley and his son Richard M. Daley. Nothing got done unless their dictates were followed. Richard M. Daley has “reigned” over the city for about 21 years.
Richard M. Daley’s continuing sphere of influence is seen in the Windy City as well as in Washington, D.C. Following are some of the ties that bind these people together. One who worked closely with the mayor and has intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the machine is Valerie Jarrett. She was Daley’s Deputy Chief of Staff and now serves as Obama’s confidant and Senior WH Advisor. Valerie was responsible for hiring Michelle Obama as Daley’s assistant. Michelle worked in that capacity for about 18 months.
Another Machine operative was David Alexrod. Not only was he Daley’s first political campaign manager, he is a major SEIU supporter, and a Marxist. He totally orchestrated Obama’s successful “Hope and Change” election campaign and now serves We the Lucky People in the corrupted White House as Obama’s Senior Advisor.
In 1989, Rahm Emanuel served as Daley’s assistant and principle fundraiser; badgering, bullying, and guilt-tripping people into supporting Daley’s mayoral campaign. His nickname, Rahmbo, was assigned to him at the time for his ability to get things done. With Daley’s help, Rahm moved on to serve as President Bill Clinton’s fundraiser and then became part of his White House staff. He now serves as Obama’s right arm and chief intimidator. In 2002, Daley endorsed Rahm for Blago’s congressional seat in Illinois and he won. (Blago had left his seat to run as Governor.). Interestingly, Rahm has his eye on Daly’s leather chair and recently voiced his ambition to run for Mayor of Chicago. Richard M. Daly is up for reelection next year.
Daley took over control of the Chicago School System hiring Arne Duncan as the CEO over the Chicago Public Schools. Arne served from 2001 – 2008. He was to preside over the educational system and fix the mediocre public schools. Arne Duncan, whose achievements are questionable related to improving the educational system in Chicago, was hired by Obama as the U.S. Secretary of Education. Would you be surprised to learn that Duncan was raised in Hyde Park? He was just another guy in the neighborhood! Oh, and he went to Harvard too. How close were Arne Duncan and Bill Ayres?
Daley called in the D.C. troops for the Big One..the failed 2016 Olympic Bid. Barack Obama’s influence along with his sweethearts, Michelle, Valerie, and Oprah did little to influence and win the prize they so coveted. How many backroom Chicago real estate deals were done in anticipation of the crown? How much money was lost for those backers? This was a deal that soured and there is no doubt many were “banking” on another Obama win. Daley and Obama didn’t have enough clout or international influence to pull off the deal they were all expecting. It is harder to intimidate officials in a foreign country. No feathers in their caps for these birds of a feather!
An article on April 28th, from the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) pointed out some stunning revelations about Mayor Daley and his “forward” thinking. A few pertinent paragraphs:
The ISRA is well aware that Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is under a lot of stress these days. Soaring crime, the sinking economy, and thinly-veiled suggestions from Rahm Emanuel that it’s time to step aside certainly create a recipe for high anxiety. The toll being taken on the Daley’s sensibilities evidenced itself earlier this week when the mayor recommended that the World Court take up his petition to shut down law-abiding U.S. firearm retailers.
What Mayor Daley is suggesting is that we voluntarily nullify the U.S. Constitution and cede our sovereignty to a hostile world body,” commented ISRA Executive Director, Richard Pearson.
Mayor Daley is totally out of line by trying to sidestep the intent and authority of our founders just because he hasn’t gotten his way here at home. As we know, the mayor’s earlier attempts to shutter lawful firearm retailers failed to meet the tests applied by the Illinois Supreme Court. In short, an American court established by authority of the Illinois Constitution plainly stated that Mayor Daley’s complaint against lawful firearm retailers is without merit — end of story. We do not need the help of the World Court in running our affairs.”
Maybe Mayor Daley needs to take a little time off,” continued Pearson. “A little R&R would probably do him some good. He could take a little time to read up on the Revolutionary War. Maybe take a civics class over at Daley College. But, in any case, Daley should ponder well the sacrifices made by millions of young American men and women to protect and preserve the freedoms that he is so eager to give away.”
Is Daley showing the true colors of the others that he is aligned with in the White House? Was the intent for global governance and the New World Order revealed by ISRA? Is Daley’s thinking shared by the White House occupants and the administration?
When will Illinois put a stop to all of the corruption and take back their state? We know they won’t be getting any help from Washington, D.C. That is a given. The Chicago mob is just getting started in raping companies, creating new ones, and siphoning money to newly created groups, organizations, and companies. What is truly amazing is that neither Richard M. Daley, nor his father, nor Barack Obama seem to get indicted for crimes. How many people are bribed, paid off, or threatened to allow them to appear squeaky clean?
There are hostile forces at work in our USA, and they are attempting to dismantle our county. Those involved in this national crime syndicate are slowly, but surely, being identified. We will see justice, and it won’t be social.